Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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After exploring the area around Lake Bled, we took the car the next day to drive to Lake Bohinj. This lake is also pretty, but instead of doing water-related activities, we decided instead to go hiking on areas around it. One of the places we visited...

If one looks at my reading history here in my blog, I typically read fiction. After all, I use fiction toe escape from reality temporarily. When I was in graduate school, I referred to my short reading breaks as my "hour-long vacation" as i...

Lake Bled is perhaps the most visited place in Slovenia. This is the Slovenia of postcards. But the funny thing is, even though there were plenty of tourists, it didn't feel crowded and cheap. It didn't feel like this was a place full of pack...

The Lobster

on Sep 17, 2016 in: movies, philosophy

I rarely blog about film, since I rarely watch them. And during the rare times that I watch movies, for the most part, they only serve as entertainment, and aren't profound enough to ruminate and have thoughts about. But sometimes, there is the r...

The first thing we did in Bled was head to this gorge, which is located north of the lake. The drive was a little tricky, but thankfully we had a very reliable navigation system, which helped us a lot. After driving for about 20 minutes from where we...

I suppose it is surprising that I haven't read this book until now. It is such a standard in the American literary canon, and yet only recently have I had the chance to read it. This is the story of a girl growing up in the southern United States...

The first thing we saw in Slovenia was the town of Škofja Loka. This is a small town very close to the airport, just 15 minutes away by car, and about half an hour away from Ljubljana. So after picking up our car in the airport, we drove it here. Mo...